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Pair of Rowel Spurs

Date:
ca. 1650
Culture:
French or Dutch
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
right: L. 6 in. (15.3 cm); W. 2 7/8 in. (7.4 cm); Wt. 4.6 oz (130 g); left: L. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7.0 cm); Wt. 4.35 oz. (124 g)
Classification:
Equestrian Equipment-Spurs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.81a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
These superb spurs are intricately chiseled with minute figures of warriors on horseback interspersed with grotesque masks and floral patterns. The workmanship relates closely to that of a small group of chiseled iron sword hilts that were made in either France or Holland in the mid-seventeenth century.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 2003–2014," November 11, 2014–December 6, 2015.

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